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January 16, 2019 7:00 AM Mystery extrasolar object Oumuamua is HIDING secret: Harvard scientist reveals new theory

OUMUAMUA, the mysterious object which become the first object ever spotted in our solar system to have originated from outside it, is a spaceship from another world equipped with solar sail, a Harvard scientist has concluded. “What we have, then, is a thin, flat, shiny object. So I arrived at the idea of a solar sail: A solar sail is a spaceship that uses the sun for propulsion 113

January 10, 2019 3:00 PM The North Pole is moving away from Canada RAPIDLY – and scientists are baffled

THE North Pole is moving – quickly – and scientists have no idea why it is happening. Deep beneath the Earth’s surface, liquid iron is sloshing around at its core, causing the North Pole to move away from Canada and towards Siberia. This has caused global geomagnetism experts to undergo an urgent update of the World Magnetic Model where it will alter 20

January 9, 2019 8:27 PM Proof of LIFE: Scientists record mysterious radio signals from deep space

REPEATING fast radio bursts have been detected by scientists for the second time ever - raising speculation as to whether it could be aliens. The fast radio bursts (FRBs) have come from deep space with their origin unknown. The majority of scientists believe they are generated by powerful astrophysical phenomena like black holes. Professor Avid Loeb from the Harvard 21

January 9, 2019 7:19 PM Mystery repeating energy bursts in deep space 'could be aliens'

Most believe the signals come from black holes or neutron stars, but some scientists argue they could be evidence of alien life. The fast radio bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-long flashes of radio waves of unknown origin, and scientists have formulated several different theories as to how they might be generated. Most believe the signals come from powerful 22

December 30, 2018 6:36 AM Calls to rid bacon and ham of processing nitrites

Leading scientists and a cross-party group of politicians are calling for chemicals called nitrites to be removed from processed meats like bacon. Cancer specialists and politicians are among those backing the campaign to take out nitrites. They say nitrite-free alternatives are safer and should be more widely used. The British Meat Processors Association 23

December 22, 2018 6:50 PM '90 percent fatal': Deadly Marburg virus discovered in west Africa for first time

MARBURG, a virus is similar to Ebola which has a 90 percent fatality rate, has been discovered in the west of the continent for the first time, triggering warnings by the US-based Center for Disease Control (CDC) about the danger of an outbreak of the fatal disease. Scientists have found the virus in Egyptian fruit bats in Sierra Leone – the first time the deadly 36

December 14, 2018 8:20 AM Russia to launch military satellite IN WEEKS

RUSSIAN defence chiefs are preparing to boost their military capabilities with the launch of the new-generation Meridian satellite in the New Year. Officials said the satellite would be taken into orbit on a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the first quarter of 2019. A source said: "The spacecraft is expected to be brought to Plesetsk 29

December 13, 2018 10:19 AM Geminids 2018: Three-mile wide asteroid 3200 Phaethon heads to Earth TONIGHT

THE Geminid meteor shower peaks in the night sky tonight, as Earth edges closer to the source of the shower, the 3200 Phaethon. The source of the Geminid meteor shower is the 3200 Phaethon, which is unusual because comets usually create meteor showers with icy debris. The Phaethon was first discovered in October 1983 and named after the Greek myth about 22

December 3, 2018 12:26 PM Scientists turn off Large Hadron Collider for two years

Operations at the particle accelerator complex are to be halted for two years for a major upgrade programme. The entire accelerator complex in Geneva is undergoing upgrades, with the LHC set to be turned off for two years. The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), which runs the complex, said it had delivered "well beyond our objectives 40

November 19, 2018 4:04 PM Mysterious 26ft-long shapeshifting sea creature spotted by divers near active volcano

A MYSTERIOUS creature was spotted by two underwater divers near an ancient volcano off New Zealand, as video of the 26-foot-long worm-like shapeshifting 'creature' went viral. Divers came across a mysterious and bizarre 26-foot-long sea creature that shifted its shape as it moved through the water. Incredible footage of the 'creature' stunned online 28